The Nautical Trend: Nursing Moms Edition


Nautical Trend for Nursing Mothers

Nautical Trend for Nursing Mothers by thehousewife featuring eBags and Caroline Hill Collection

I’m totally into the nautical trend right now and have invested in several ridiculously cute JoJo nursing tops and a nice navy stripe nursing dress to make nursing AND trendy a cinch.

I can pair just about any of it with my new Michael Kors Gold Marina Grab Bag from eBags. It’s classically nautical so no matter what you wear with it, you are going to look sea-side ready. I absolutely ADORE this bag! It’s classy, chic and perfect for Spring and Summer. I can’t wait to rock this bag all summer long!!!!

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Be sure to check out eBags.com to find this bag and many other designer handbags from big brands like Michael Kors, which is a super hot brand right now. I’m pretty sure Michael Kors is “the” it brand for 2014 because I’ve seen more MK bags on people than Coach bags for the past couple weeks. Luckily, eBags has a huge selection of MK bags at great prices. Be sure to check them out!

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How To Wear Bright Colors for Spring

It’s time to pack away those dark, wintery colors and bring on the pastels, neons and other bright colors for spring! We are seeing more bright colors than ever this season but it can be overwhelming if you are used to wearing neutrals. Don’t worry, incorporating bright colors into your spring wardrobe is easier (and less circus-like) than you think!

HOW TO WEAR BRIGHT PANTS:

Pair brightly colored jeans or pants with a basic striped tee, a chambray shirt or denim jacket and nude flats. Easiest outfit EVER.

HOW TO WEAR BRIGHT SHOES:

Pair bright shoes with denim skinnies, neutral blouse or tee (think white, gray, nude, pale pink), a neutral blazer (like navy, black, dark gray) and a brightly colored necklace or other bright accessories for a hint of color in your ensemble. Check out the bright accessories below for ideas!

HOW TO WEAR BRIGHT ACCESSORIES:

If you are afraid of color, start with some fun, brightly colored accessories like this coral scarf or yellow bubble necklace. Pair them with anything you would normally wear from a sundress to jeans. Mix and match! I like to carry a bright bag or colorful wallet like the one above from MyWalit. It just screams happiness!

HOW TO WEAR BRIGHT DRESSES:

If you are ready to pull out the big guns this spring, shop for a brightly colored dress in one of this season’s hottest hues like neon yellow or bright pink. Pair with a denim jacket or neutral colored blazer and nude heels for a look that is both fashion forward and ready for spring!

Whats your favorite way to wear bright colors? Are you afraid to step outside your comfort zone?

Celebrity Fashion: Tori Spelling & Brooke Burke wear Bailey44 Open Net Stripe Dress

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Photo Credit: Startraks Photo

Tori Spelling & Brooke Burke have both been spotted wearing the Bailey44 Open Net Dress that is figure flattering and super cute!

I love how Tori wore a floral print skinny belt with hers. Thinking of outfit ideas… I would probably wear this striped dress with a nautical necklace like this anchor one from Caroline Hill Collection and some cute heels.

How would you style this dress?

Price: $152.00

Available at: www.bailey44.com

What To Wear While Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping Housewife

It’s that time of year again! Everyone is desperately trying to get their Christmas shopping done in time. Who can be bothered with what they look like right now? Well, please… I beg of you! Don’t go out of the house in sneakers and pajama pants. I’ve seen WAY too many ladies out shopping wearing the most absurd and unacceptable outfits this month. Don’t be one of them! Just because you are distracted by holiday shopping doesn’t mean you have to scare people while you are doing it. It’s just as easy to be comfortable AND fashionable. That’s what we are ALL ABOUT here at The Fashionable Housewife.

So we’ve compiled a few tips on what to wear as well as some outfit ideas to get you inspired for dressing up this holiday season!

Things to keep in mind when you get dressed to go out Christmas shopping…

  1. COMFORT! Nobody cares if you are rocking your 4 inch stilettos in the mall. Really. Find your most comfortable, yet STYLISH jeans, like these Lee Perfect Fit Skinny Jeans, and strut your stuff. Don’t head our in pajama pants and sneakers! You will scare the other shoppers and make a spectacle of yourself.
  2. WARMTH! I don’t like lugging my coat around the stores, so I dress with many layers that I can peel off one at a time as I get overheated. Start with a tank top or cami, followed by a long sleeve shirt, a sweater that is easy to get on and off, and top it off with a vest, bulky knot sweater or light jacket.
  3. ACCESSORIZE! Just because you are comfy doesn’t mean you can’t look glam! Don your most sparkly jewels, like these sparkly Penguin Studs from Fossil, and get into the festive spirit of the season.
  4. FOCUS! It’s easy to get distracted while doing your Christmas shopping but try to stay focused! Only one week left before Christmas so now is the time to buckle down and get things done! Try apps for your iPhone like Retale to help get things done faster and cheaper.
  5. TIME! Keep track of time by wearing a stylish watch like this Decker Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch from Fossil so you don’t have to keep pulling your iPhone out of your pocket all day.

Wondering how all that translates into real life? See below…

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How To Wear The Bomber Vest

I love wearing vests in the Fall before it gets too cold to go without sleeves. My favorite is the bomber vest.

You can bomber vests in almost every store this year. The prices range from around $20 up to $2,000 if you want to get real fancy! There is a huge difference in styles too.

I personally prefer the leather look like this Goode Rider Ladies Bomber Vest. It’s the perfect warm and cozy layer with versatile style! Perfect for the chilly fall days, this stylish vest can be worn with anything from your favorite jeans to a dress for an evening out.

goode rider bomber vest

This faux leather vest has a soft shearling fleece lining, zips down the front, has a ribbed hem, leather tabs, and front zip pockets with leather tabs.

Retails: $119

Get It: gooderider.com

 

HOW TO WEAR THE BOMBER VEST

 

Bomber Vest Weekend Outfit


 

Bomber Vest Night Out Outfit


 

Bomber vest with Sweater & Jeans Outfit


 

What style vest is your favorite for Fall? What kind of outfit would you wear a vest with?

I received a vest from Goode Rider in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I did not receive compensation for writing this post. 

How To Wear Wedge Sneakers 3 Ways

Wedge sneakers are a huge trend for Fall 2013 / Winter 2014 and that means there are so many different pairs to choose from, it can be totally overwhelming trying to find a good pair. Then once you’ve found the perfect pair of wedge sneakers, what do you wear them with?!

No worries, I put together 3 outfits that are similar to outfits I’ve actually worn recently with my wedge sneakers. I have the Naturalizer Paitlyn Wedge Sneakers in “antiba green suede”. When I first took them out of the box, I thought they looked narrow and were concerned about how comfortable they would be. And then I put them on. And then I died and went to Heaven from the sheer amazement of how ridiculously comfortable they are and how easy they are to walk and stand in. It doesn’t even seem scientifically possible, But once you put them on, you’ll be a believer too.

naturalizer paitlyn in green

I chose green because I wanted a unique pair that would stand out apart from the crowd. They come in black leather, taupe suede and dark brown leather as well if you want something more neutral and easy to pair.

Buy Them: naturalizer.com (Retail $119) ON SALE $89.99 – 24% OFF

 
 

3 Ways To Wear Wedge Sneakers

I put together 3 outfits that are similar to what I would wear or have worn with my wedge sneakers. Hopefully they will provide you with some ideas on outfits to put together yourself!

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LC Lauren Conrad sweater / Old Navy military jacket / Rock & Republic slim jeans / Zipper purse / Cap hat / Forever 21 aviator glasses / Naturalizer Paitlyn

 

Wedge Sneakers outfit



HEEL Athens Lab cotton dress / Mossimo motorcycle jacket / Opaque tight / FOSSIL leather bag / FOSSIL jewelry / Alex and Ani bracelet / Black sunglasses / Naturalizer Paitlyn

 

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Which outfit is your favorite? What would YOU wear with wedge sneakers?

 

I received the Naturalizer wedge sneakers mentioned above in exchange for an honest review.   All opinions are my own and I did not receive compensation for writing this post. 

Master The Fall Trends – Black & White

The Fashionable Housewife was selected by top department store, KOHL’S, to teach you how to “Master The Fall Trends” at Kohl’s for around $100!

First, we styled “New Classics”, then we showed you an updated look for the “Double Denim” trend. Last week we covered “Sporty Chic” and now it’s time for our last trend of this series – “Black & White”!

Trend #4: Black & White
There is no grey area when it comes to staying on trend this fall! It’s as easy as black and white. Make a bold, mod statement by wearing black and white color blocking, black and white graphic prints or stripe, then accent your outfit with a pop color (We recommend the season’s hottest colors – bright red or cobalt blue).

Sounds easy enough. I think we can TOTALLY do this trend. I’m loving black and white, especially stripes lately. I’m also really happy that cobalt blue is a trending color since it’s one of my favorites.

Disclosure: I received compensation from Kohl’s in order to shop in-store for each Fall trend and for participating in their Fall Trends Blogger Challenge. Opinions are my own.